Category: High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply Chain

Report Indicates Foxconn Was Reconsidering Plans for Wisconsin Manufacturing Facility

An exclusive published report from Reuters indicates that Apple’s prime contract manufacturer Foxconn was reconsidering plans for its proposed Wisconsin manufacturing facility. The motivations and implications are what we believe to be a further reinforcement that fast-moving changes are underway in high tech and consumer electronics supply and customer demand network strategies.

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Signs of Structural Shifts in High Tech and Consumer Electronics Supply and Demand Networks

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a commentary exploring what may be early signs that structural shifts in high tech and consumer electronics supply and demand networks are underway.

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A Supply Chain Matters Podcast with Dr. Parag Khanna, Author of The Future is Asian

Supply Chain Matters blog Editor Bob Ferrari had the opportunity to record a podcast conversation with renowned globalization scholar and international best-selling author Dr. Parag Khanna. The newly released book, The Future is Asian, explores the world, and the future, from the Asian point-of-view, including global supply chain management shifts.

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Profit Warnings from Samsung and LG Electronics Add to Consumer Electronics Supply Chain Concerns

High-tech and consumer electronics bellwether provider Samsung Electronics issued its own profit warning this week followed by LG Electronics. The news coupled to Apple’s prior profit warning add to industry concerns of structural shifting in smartphone markets.

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2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Industry Supply and Customer Demand Specific

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights industry specific 2019 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains for supply and customer demand network unique challenges anticipated in the coming year.

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Added Reports of Cutbacks Within Apple’s Supply Network Imply Broader Implications

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights added reports related to reduced long-term demand for Apple iPhones, the consequent implications across Apple’s supplier networks, and a likely broader concern for high-tech and consumer electronics supply networks in 2019.

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Looking Back at 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains- Part Four

This Supply Chain Matters commentary features the final of a series of commentaries that look back and review 2018 Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains that were published by our research arm at the beginning of this year. Our last prediction focused on unique industry-specific challenges in 2018.

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Apple’s Fiscal Q4 2018 Financial Performance- The Building Realities Hardware Supply Network Segmentation Strategy

Apple stock is in a current downspin after reporting its best quarterly financial performance in the history of the company. With a concern and focus on whether the company’s future iPhone’s strategy will be lower volume, higher margin hardware and related services generated margins, the implication for the supply network segmentation and supplier relationship strategies remain concerning.

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The Supply Chain Matters Q3-2018 Newsletter Has Published

Supply Chain Matters alerts subscribed readers and research clients that our Q3-2018 Quarterly Newsletter has published. Registered blog subscribers will find notification to the Q3 Newsletter in respective email inboxes.

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Supply Chain Matters at Oracle Open World- Dispatch One

This week, Supply Chain Matters Executive Editor Bob Ferrari is attending the Oracle OpenWorld 2018 conference being held in San Francisco. Is this Dispatch One commentary, we highlight some of our initial impressions of Day One.

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